Mystery Valley


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Reply DonaldJainy
7:09 PM on November 14, 2019 
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Reply Steve
1:05 PM on June 4, 2019 
I read your book in the morning sunshine next to our giant window. I truly enjoyed it. It was the first time I've read a book with First Nations characters. I liked your development of the Luyana character and your descriptions of their way of life and culture. I felt as though I was there watching them on the river banks. Thanks again for the book. I will keep it always.
Reply ndargere
3:22 PM on September 26, 2018 
Comments given from one of my French students in Langley, Canada: 'I really enjoyed your book. I felt I was with the Chehalis tribe. It is fascinating to think there really could be a species like the sasquatch! Dawn R.
Reply John Hatfield
5:44 PM on October 26, 2016 

From its cover photo and opening pages, Mystery Valley creates a world of intrigue and discovery that takes readers on an eventful and rewarding literary journey. This well-written story takes place in the late 19th century in a picturesque setting in the southwestern corner of Canada. The focal point of the novel is a native tribe inhabiting the banks of the Harrison River in scenic British Columbia. I was fascinated to learn about the lifestyle, customs and culture of these indigenous people and their ingenuity and craftsmanship in using their surrounding natural resources. This novel gave me a deep appreciation of the aboriginal people of the Pacific Northwest and their harmonic co-existence with land, sea flora and fauna.

But Mystery Valley is more than just a story about native people. It's a riveting tale that probes the secrets of a local legend with unique and startling insights. Ms. Dargère has filled her novel with vivid descriptions, rich characters and sensuous observations. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this enchanting book which is textured with a keen sense of time, place and people.

Reply Ilonka Kuhl-Harris
12:58 PM on October 25, 2016 
Hello Nicole, I bought a copy off you at the Sasquatch Festival in Harrison. Now I finally got around to reading it, and could not put it down. It is such a beautiful, imaginative story and the research must have been tremendous. Living in Harrison I did, of course, get a huge kick out of all the familiar place names. I will never look at the islands the same way again. I like your book so much that I am now using it in my English and cultural studies classes at my secondary school in Burnaby, and I am giving it to friends and family for birthdays and the like. My family (in law) in Chehalis are not great readers, but they too like the idea of your book. Thank you for this great novel. Ilonka Kuhl-Harris
Reply Katrine Geneau
1:39 AM on January 13, 2016 

Nicole DARGERE’s Mystery Valley is a fascinating page-turner highlighting the relationship between a baby Sasquatch and its adoptive mother, an elder of the Chehalis Nation near Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia. This tale not only brings to the fore the continuing question of the existence of the Sasquatch, it also reveals the author’s unique perspective of the raison d'être of these mythical creatures. Throughout the novel, Ms. Dargere shares her extraordinary depth of knowledge of the customs and culture of the Chehalis people at the turn of the 19th century making for an informative and thought-provoking read!

Reply Glen, OMI
1:31 AM on January 7, 2016 

 Nicole, I loved your story. What a page turner ! I was sad that the bridge was blowned up at the end of the story, because I was ready to go to Harrison Hot Springs to find it. But maybe it's still there in Mystery Valley. I will go one day to see if it's still there. Your book gave me such an inspiration and I really hope that you will keep writing more on that subject... perhaps a trilogy as announced in your last interview with CBC Radio-Canada. All the best, Glen.

Reply Guy St-Onge
9:24 AM on January 4, 2015 

Bonjour Nicole,


Je viens de terminer la lecture de ton bouquin.

Merci pour ce beau cadeau écrit dans une langue riche, précise, variée, mélodieuse voluptueuse et recherchée.

C'est un beau conte, bien structuré, bien situé dans le temps et l'espace.

Les situations sont explicites et bien modulées dans des descriptions imagées et avec des mots choisis et toujours appropriés. 


Voici une partie de mon opinion de lecteur. J'ai beaucoup aimé .

Bonne journée et au plaisir de te revoir


Bisous, Guy

Reply Sylvie Villeneuve
5:00 PM on December 22, 2014 

J' ai lu ce roman avec passion, passion que Nicole Dargere nous transmet par son recit sur la culture amérindienne et sut une légende : le sasquatch.  Ce roman aussi bien tissé qu un capteur de rêves et la cupidité de l'homme blanc, la vieille indienne qui cache le secret du peuple de la riviere et Skookum et le mystère bien rodé nous émerveillent et ne laisse personne insensible. Une vrai force de la nature, tout commence par la disparition d'une jeune amérindienne, puis vient l'égnime des troupeaux de bétail dëchiquetés, avec un seul indice, des empreintes de pas gigantesques qui sèment la terreur dans le village des hommes blancs. Serait-ce l'oeuvre du sasquach ? A vous maintenant de découvrir cette énigme, pleine de surprises  et de rebondissements.....Bravo à toi Nicole Dargère, et sache que ton roman a sa place de choix dans ma biblio. A découvrir ou a offrir. A bientôt Nicole et merci à toi pour cette découverte inusitée et palpitante qui nous tient en haleine du début jusqu a la fin

Voila... d une fan du Quëbec ! Sylvie.

Reply Marie-Thérèse Chabanel
3:24 PM on October 22, 2014 

Bonjour Nicole, Juste un petit mot pour te dire que je viens d'écouter ton interview à Radio-Canada. Ton livre est très intéressant et ton interview nous donne beaucoup de détails sur la vie des aborigènes dans ton magnifique pays. Je rêve de venir un jour dans l'ouest canadien, à Vancouver. Bravo pour ton imagination relative au sasquatch. On s'y attache dès les premières pages. Skookum reste dans ma mémoire et je pense souvent à lui durant la journée. J'espère qu'il passe du bon temps dans la fameuse Mystery Valley et que bientôt tu nous donneras de ses nouvelles ! Je t'embrasse bien fort,


Marie-Thérèse Chabanel - Lubéron